Coin Specifications

Category: Liberty Head $2.50 (1840-1907)
Mint: Philadelphia
Mintage: 6,160
Obverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Reverse Designer: Christian Gobrecht
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 4.1800g
AGW: 0.1209oz
Melt Value: $239.20 (8/3/2020)
Diameter: 18mm
Edge: Reeded
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1887 $2.5 MS obverse 1887 $2.5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

Although cents, nickels, and dollars saw huge mintages at the Philadelphia mint in 1887, most of the other denominations had tiny productions. The gold quarter eagle saw only 6,160 coins struck that year, which was surprisingly the highest number struck at the facility since 1879.

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Last Updated: 5/15/2020

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1887 $2.5 MS
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Base $ 300 310 345 375 450 475 500 550 650 925 1000 1150 2500 4375 9500 20000 - - - -
1887 $2.5 MS PL
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Base $ - - - - - - - - - - 1250 2750 3250 - 12000 - - - - -

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NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 211
Low Grade: 40
Average Grade: 60
High Grade: 66

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NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 7/28/2020 1887 $2.5 MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----113314527533115821----191
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Total-----113314527533415821----194
 -----1%1%2%2%7%27%4%27%18%8%4%1%1%---- 
1887 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base-----------273311-----17
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Total-----------273311-----17
 -----------12%41%18%18%6%6%----- 
1887 $2.5 MS DPL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base------------111-------3
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Total------------111-------3
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NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1887 $2.5 MS PL
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base697844865882911102510591091115513641515172418242051274037227042764611934178482705828100
74685187189294910361070111212251414158517571900228130674829724390751390520918274050
000000107011121225141415851757190022813067482972439075139052091800
0000001080113412941465165417911975251033955935744510505158772398800
1887 $2.5 MS
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Base6537938118298569669971028108812901433163417301949249535646787737411557173382636427386
7007998178388939761007104811551338150016661803213128514638698387681348420347267050
000000100710481155133815001666180321312851463869838768134842034700
0000001018106812231385156716981876231332085713717810163154112335500
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Grade: MS 61
Points: 1730
Owner: Beau Newman
 
Grade: MS 61
Points: 1730
Owner: Siegfried89
 
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